Empowering the Middle and Creating Workforce Readiness

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 1:00pm CST

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Have you given enough thought to how you are empowering the middle of your organization? The market has been focused on leveraging top talent, investing in high potentials and preparing executives. But in the midst of all this segmentation, have you thought about the engine of your workforce - your middle management and consistent performers? Over the past several years, companies have asked their employees to do more with less, increase innovation, collaborate and work globally. However, many have failed to give the middle of the organization the support it needs to succeed in today's modern work environment.

Join Stacey Harris and Stacia Garr as they share recent Bersin & Associates' findings regarding the impact of increasing the capabilities of line managers and the value of motivating and empowering middle performers. The discussion will include examples of how leading organizations are developing leaders from the bottom up, providing tools to help middle performers do their jobs more effectively and improving enterprise career management strategies. Specific case studies will be included in the presentation.


Stacia Garr
Senior Analyst for Talent Management
Bersin & Associates

Stacia S. Garr’s expertise in leadership development, performance management, succession management and employee engagement is based on a background in HR consulting and instructional design. Garr brings a deep understanding of research design and process to her work, which she couples with strong business acumen. Prior to joining Bersin & Associates, Garr worked as a senior analyst for the Corporate Executive Board and as an adjunct history professor for Northern Virginia Community College. She holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

Stacey Harris
Principal Analyst, Talent Management,
Bersin & Associates

Stacey Harris has more than 15 years of industry experience in talent management, learning and development, and human resources. As a previous consultant and a senior member of Bersin & Associates’ services organization, Harris has helped various organizations apply the Bersin & Associates research in talent management and enterprise learning strategies. Prior to joining Bersin & Associates, Harris held leadership roles related to enterprise learning and organizational effectiveness with companies in the retail, global sales and financial services industries. Her background includes experience leading enterprisewide change management initiatives and technology implementations, business process alignments, and the design and implementation of integrated organizational effectiveness solutions. Harris holds a master’s in education from Kent State University and a bachelor’s in communications from Ashland University.

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